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Advocates in Timor-Leste bring up marginalized voices trough the EU-UN spotlight initiative

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Despite the progress made towards LGBTI rights in Timor-Leste, discrimination is still extremely high against people from the LGBTI community in family, societal and institutional settings. In addressing it, civil society organizations (CSO) and human rights activists persistently advocate to ensure LGBTI persons are not left behind.

UN Women, NCSW launch Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

“Empowering young women is key to Pakistan’s sustainable social and economic development," said Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, while addressing at the virtual launch of Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020 as the chief guest here on Monday.

Pacific Conference of Churches & Pacific Partnership strengthen efforts to address violence against women and girls across the Pacific

Friday, July 24, 2020

For immediate release [Joint press release] Pacific Conference of Churches & Pacific Partnership strengthen efforts to address violence against women and girls across the Pacific. Photo: UN Women & Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Friday 24 July 2020 (Suva, Fiji) – The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) and the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) reaffirmed their existing partnership and commitment to gender equality and...

India’s companies making big waves in the fashion industry

Friday, July 24, 2020

More than 70 companies passionate about gender equality and eager to make more sustainable and women-benefiting fashion in India came together for a webinar hosted by UN Women as part of the Industry Disruptor Challenge.

Selected Participants of MyGov COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge - Ideation Stage

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In order to support and promote women entrepreneurs, women led startups and solutions by entrepreneurs impacting a large number of women, MyGov in collaboration with UN Women launched the COVID-19 Shri Shakti challenge on 13th April 2020. The challenge is supported by WeEmpowerAsiaProgramme funded by EU.

Central Market Facilities Declared Open

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Vanuatu and Australian Governments today celebrated the official opening of the Port Vila Central Market facilities upgrade. The upgrade, which began in July 2019 was funded by the Australian Government through the Tropical Cyclone Pam Recovery Program and the UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) Project, valued at 170 million Vatu (1.47million USD).

In rural China, UN Women helps women farmers gain new skills for navigating climate change

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As the climate crisis continues to adversely impact global resources, rural women working in agriculture find themselves disproportionately vulnerable to environmental challenges. To combat this inequality, UN Women hosted a five-day training programme for women farmers in the rural village of Xiaruoyao, China, from May 25-29. The programme was part of UN Women’s “Strengthening Qinghai Women Farmers’ Income Security and Resilience in a Changing Climate” project, a...

UN Women: Gender-based violence has no place in society

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society.

Press release: UN Women Asia-Pacific unveils comprehensive report on gender impact of COVID-19

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Using innovative data collection methods and public-private partnerships, “Unlocking the Lockdown” covers 11 countries in the region and reveals the disproportionate toll the pandemic has taken on women. Bangkok, 21 July – The COVID-19 pandemic affects men and women differently, which is why it’s so crucial to respond to the crisis using gender data to inform evidence-based solutions. While social distancing has made traditional, face-to-face data collection nearly...

Undeterred by COVID-19, more than 5,000 women Acquire Entrepreneurial Skills from UN Women and Sunlight Initiative

Friday, July 17, 2020

More than 5,000 women across Indonesia have increased entrepreneurial skills from series of learnings through WeLearn, a digital platform. WeLearn platform is an initiative by UN Women with the support from Sunlight, a brand of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk, that aims to improve equal learning opportunities to empower women who want to start or grow their business.

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